The AbeBooks Channel Program was permanently closed on June 16, 2014. See full details.
For AbeBooks Channel Program participants, inventory forwarded to Amazon must include the following required attributes in unique fields:
If you are using HomeBase 2.3 and you are accustomed to entering the above bibliographic details in your Descriptions, rather than in unique fields, HomeBase 3.0 offers a relatively simple method of updating your listings by filtering descriptions for specific terms, then using the Multi-Edit feature to update multiple listings at once. Doing so will ensure that as many of your listings as possible will be accepted by Amazon.
We strongly recommend that after you’ve performed the steps below, you continue to use HomeBase 3.0 to manage your inventory. However, if you prefer, you can make the necessary changes in HomeBase 3.0, then import your inventory back into 2.3.
Before you begin, be sure to create a current backup file in HomeBase 2.3.
To get started, you will first need to download and install HomeBase 3.0 and than import your inventory from HomeBase 2.3.
Once your inventory has been imported into HomeBase 3.0, follow the steps below to add the required attributes to the appropriate fields:
You have now filtered your listings to only display those that contain your filter term within the description field.
Repeat the above process for each attribute you would like to add to its own, unique field.
When you are done, you can either upload your changes from HomeBase 3.0, if you plan to continue using the program, or you can create an Export file in HomeBase 2 format, import that file into HomeBase 2.3, and upload from there. If you choose to import back into HomeBase 2.3, be sure to choose the ‘ZAP’ option.